Episode #198: How to Be the Leader Creative People Need

With Todd Henry

Today’s guest joins a rare group of people. He’s now one of only four people to have appeared on Read to Lead three times.

It is an honor and a delight to welcome back Todd Henry as he celebrates the release of his fourth book!

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Todd has appeared previously to talk about Die Empty: Unleash Your Best Work Everyday (October ’13), and Louder Than Word: Harness the Power of Your Authentic Voice (July 2015).

His most recent book, which officially releases today, is called Herding Tigers: Be the Leader That Creative People Need.

No matter what creative field you’re in, Herding Tigers will give you the confidence and the skills to foster an environment in which clients, management, and employees have a product they can be proud of and a process that works.

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Episode #197: The Secrets of Effective Leadership

With Brad Lomenick, author of H3 Leadership

I’ve known today’s guest by reputation (it’s a good one) but our paths, until recently, had never crossed.

But who would discover the Read to Lead Podcast while searching through iTunes attempting to find a few decent leadership-based podcasts? Yep, that’s right. Brad Lomenick.

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After skimming past shows, Brad realized he and I had a lot of mutual relationships. So, what did he do? He immediately visited the website, clicked over to the contact page, and contacted me directly. And here we are!

If you’ve ever heard of the annual Catalyst Conference which takes place in Atlanta each year (with one-day events in other cities), Brad Lomenick is the mastermind behind the event. Yep. He’s Catalyst Brad!

His most recent book, released in September of 2015, is called H3 Leadership: Be Humble, Stay Hungry, Always Hustle.

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Episode #196: 5 Steps to Achieving Your Most Important Goals

With Your Best Year Ever author Michael Hyatt

To say I’ve been anticipating sitting down with today’s guest for a long time would be a major understatement.

Since Read to Lead began back in mid-2013, Michael Hyatt has been on my short list of people to seek out. If you’ve ever read my About Page, you know his is among the names I’ve included as having influenced my personal growth and development over the years.

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He’s even responsible for helping me name the show, though he didn’t know it at the time. You see, it was Michael who I first heard say, “Leaders read and readers lead,” and “Leaders are readers.”

When I was trying to decide what to call this podcast I’d conceived, I remembered back to those quotes and quickly realized the show’s name was hidden in there somewhere.

Today, Michael is here to talk about a subject I believe he’s better-suited to speak on that just about anyone I know.  That subject is goal setting.

Michael’s new book, out today, is called Your Best Year Ever: A 5-Step Plan for Achieving Your Most Important Goals. In a word, it’s incredible!

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Episode #195: Eight Keys to Achieving Your Goals

With Mark Schinnerer, author of The Success Grower

Today’s guest on the podcast has an amazing story. In fact, his writing a book was directly impacted by two previous Read to Lead authors.

His name is Mark Schinnerer, and an amazing leader I’ve had the chance to get to know over the last year or so as Mark is a member of the Read to Lead University book club.

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His brand new book is called The Success Grower: Eight Down-to-Earth Elements for Achieving Your Goals. These eight concepts are laid out in the form of a business parable. I love learning concepts in this format, ala Og Mandino, Bob Burg and Andy Andrews. I think you will too.

In The Success Grower, you’ll meet Alan Morris, who’s starting to see his goal slip away. Without any real plan, other than working hard and putting in his time, his view of success is now changing. You’ll follow him on an accidental trip to a far where you and Alan together will discover the eight elelements for achieving success.

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Episode #194: Leadership from the Inside Out with Kevin Cashman

My guest today has been involved in the leadership space for the better part of 40 years now. It’s a wonder I’ve taken this long to get around to having him on.

Please join me in welcoming Kevin Cashman to the podcast.

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He’s the author of the award-winning The Pause Principle: Step Back to Lead Forward, and the international bestseller, now in its third edition, Leadership from the Inside Out: Becoming a Leader for Life.

In Leadership from the Inside Out, Kevin offers new research, stories, exercises, practices, and chapters to help leaders develop eight mastery areas that foster heightened awareness, courage, character, authenticity, purpose, agility, service and contribution.

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